Ms Savanna Samson wasn't quite fulfilled in her career as an adult movie star, so she decided to do something extra.
And surprise, surprise, it actually turned out to be a good wine!
"I never wanted to just do gimmick. That would just happen with me being a porn star, me having a photographer shoot the label, how risque could I get on the label -- all those things," Samson, the stage name for 31-year-old Natalie Oliveros, said in an interview.Well from what I can see of the label, not too much, I mean, no nipples or anything!
The seriousness of the idea was lining up a respected wine maker. So she convinced Italy's Robert Cipresso -- also a vintner to the Vatican to join the project.And when the proposal was given to him he said "sure, make wine for a porn star? Why not?"
The result is Sogno Uno, a 2004 vintage of an Italian red wine packaged under the Savanna name with a label of Samson in a see-through gown. It was launched last month.The perfect thing for your next sophisticated soiree. Just don't serve it with lamb or fish, trust me, I know from trusted sources, they don't go with red wine. I was told this by someone I would have thought was gay if I wasn't fucking him.
NAUGHTY AND SPICEJust something Yahoo news felt was necessary to place in the middle of the article.
Samson is one of the biggest names in pornography, having won best actress in the Adult Video News Awards (AVN), the pornographic equivalent of the Oscars.And highly respected awards they are too.
The wine "really represents who I am," said Samson.I bet it does baby.
"There's spiciness -- the Cesanese has the naughty side of me. And yet it's an elegant wine. I love the opera, and I'm a classically trained ballet dancer. And there is some chocolate undertone, which I just love. There's a little bit of sweetness. Like, 10 percent of the time I'm sweet," she said.I'm not even going there.
Samson, who was raised Catholic in upstate New York, said it was pure coincidence that Cipresso also sells wines to the Vatican. She met him through her husband, a wine merchant.Oh I'm sure he admires your faith.
Still, she never had her parent's blessing for her career choice as an adult movie star. "They were so devastated. They were terribly, terribly upset."Yeah parents have a weird way of disapproving of porn. But still, being a booze merchant fits in pretty well with a good Catholic family, they would be proud of you now.